Falcon – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29886

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Greetings from Ottawa, where as I write this (late Sunday evening) the snow has not yet started to fall but I am told to expect as much as a foot of the white stuff when I awake tomorrow morning.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29874

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Happy New Year everyone and greetings from Ottawa, where we have experienced a spell of unseasonably warm weather hovering around the freezing point (about 30° C warmer than my colleague Senf has been “enjoying” in Winnipeg).… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29857

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing a day or two of extremely balmy temperatures. You are seeing me for the second week running as I have swapped today’s assignment with pommers.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29851

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Greetings from Ottawa, where I am writing this review Sunday evening thanks to the time zone differential with the UK. I expect to wake up to our first significant snow storm of the season.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29839

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Greetings from Ottawa, where weatherwise we are enjoying a rather mild and uneventful autumn—unlike our unfortunate fellow citizens on the West Coast.

I thought Campbell delivered a stellar piece of entertainment today.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29827

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we have been enjoying a rather pleasant autumn which promises to continue for at least the next several days with lots of sunshine and temperatures exceeding the historical averages.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29815

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Greetings from Ottawa, where overnight temperatures are now edging below the freezing point. We had a lovely weekend but rain is forecast for the entire coming week.

I tore through the top half of today’s puzzle from Campbell but found the bottom half put up more resistance.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29797

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather has been cool and rainy and promises to remain so —unlike Senf’s warm and sunny Manitoba where I will be headed in a couple of days.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29791

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the brisk weather and the leaves starting to change colour show that autumn has clearly arrived.

As is typical with a Campbell puzzle, I got off to a very quick start but then had a good workout through the middle section before the help provided by checking letters allowed me to pick up the pace toward the end.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29779

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Greetings from Ottawa, where summer is rapidly winding down and we are desperately trying to squeeze in the last vestiges of beach time before the crisp autumn days arrive.… Continue reading